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September 6, 2023

Embracing Obstacles

For years I viewed health issues, career setbacks, and other difficulties as frustrating interruptions to the life I wanted. Every time I overcame a tough situation, another one sprang up, slowing...

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September 5, 2023

Shaped by Christ

Clad in his favorite work gloves, my husband’s strong hands have dug gardens, shoveled snow, and fixed cars. The worn leather gloves are permanently curved in the shape of his hands....

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September 4, 2023

A Morning Song

Years ago, I worked at night. It was a hectic life. I took my two children to and from school and then to sports or after-school activities. I seldom slept well;...

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September 3, 2023

Wasting Time

I’d say that I manage my time well, so it startled me recently to discover I’d wasted an entire week! I couldn’t believe it, but there it was on my cellphone...

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September 2, 2023

The One I Trust

While I was doing yard work around my home, I began pulling weeds. As I reached for the last patch of weeds, I noticed a coiled snake. I quickly retracted my...

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September 1, 2023

Walking in High Places

When I first memorized today’s scripture reading, I was not sure what it meant. “The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he...

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August 31, 2023

A Time for Everything

I walked around the cornfields near my home. They were empty, barren, void of any life. The wind was the only sound in the low sloping hills. I could relate to...

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August 30, 2023

The Whole Story

I recently read the autobiography of a now-departed saint, pastor, author, and international speaker. As I read, I was not only inspired by his successes but also impressed by his honesty...

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August 29, 2023

Sharing Comfort

At a company holiday event, my husband and I arrived early to get seats near the speakers. I wanted to sit close so I could read the speakers’ lips because my...

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August 28, 2023

Not Taken for Granted

I tend to take my little toe for granted. But not long ago I had a revelation about that toe’s value when it met the leg of my kitchen table. First...

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